Talk:Lua Tutorial Series

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Termy58's tutorials link to 2 articles that do not exist and one that is incomplete and hasn't been continued for some months now. Suggestions on whether to remove them or not? Pruvan 06:01, 26 January 2009 (GMT-6)

I don't like this chapter thing. Seems a big step from basic variables to gamemodes. Thoughts? Turd92 02:55, 21 February 2009 (GMT-6)


Unified tutorials

I believe this whole page should be unified into one tutorial series. Right now there are some redundant tutorials and a lot of messy pages written in an unprofessional tone. I think it's best if we continue with the chapter idea, refactor everything to fall under the chapters and generalize the tutorial names. Right now it's as if the original author owns the tutorial himself, while this is a Wiki, which is meant for collaborative efforts. This is a lot of work of course. --Mochaman 13:25, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

If you feel up to merging them, then go ahead. If you don't, you can tag them with {{merge|Merge=PAGE TO BE MERGED WITH}}. --Unrealomega 13:41, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Tutorial clean up

Within the next week or so, I'd like all tutorials either rewritten to be more readable or become a little more consistent to the wiki. A few issues have been plaguing me (and a few others), so I'd like some feedback from the community before we start "cleaning" them up.

If anyone else has any extra guidelines on the subject, please speak up. --Unrealomega 09:23, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Need some Tutorials

we should have some Entity Tutorials and also some UserMessage and Swep tutorials too and mabye some Networked vars tutorials? any of these will be appreciated since these subjects are tricky to understand and many people would probibly like to know how to use them


Yup, what we need is to re-categorize gamemodes in several categories. It will make it both easier to find them and might incite people to add what they know to a lacking category. I was thinking of splitting them in Gamemodes, Entities, NPCs, Sweps, data, misc.. you get the idea. --Crazy Quebecer 21:15, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

yeh at the moment we have to look for it and hope that it pops up it took me hours to find some tutorials :S


Lua for ___ programmers

I've noticed we don't seem to have any lua tutorials geared toward programmers, who mostly need to be told "In lua, you do this this way" or "Remember, it's &&, not and". I'm all up to writing such tutorials for Python, C++, and Java if the community thinks it would be useful. Darkspork 15:58, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Feel free to do so of course, I don't really feel it's needed because we already have PiL and the official lua documentation, both of which contain plenty enough information for programmers to pick up the language.
Also note that your UserPage might not be a perfect place to setup a tutorial. :)
--Crazy Quebecer 17:36, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

People who are already programmers tend to be put off when the tutorial mentions explicitly what a string is. Subtle things are often missed, and lua has a few unexpected quirks that need adjusting to, like the fact that tables automatically start at 1 rather than 0. Relating Lua to a familiar language makes the syntax more clear and familiar, without the weird analogies from Computer Programming 101. Darkspork 23:49, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Well if you want to write these tutorials it's totally up to you. It looks like most of this information would probably be useful to new scripters as well.--Crazy Quebecer 00:40, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

New tutorials

The Starter tutorials seem a bit [b]too[/b] basic. All the information in about every 5 can be put in one. Zackiller25 22:16, 13 June 2010 (UTC) I also suggest making sub sections for tutorials on different pages. Like - Starter tutorials, Gamemode tutorials, Fun Tutorials, ect. It'll look a lot nicer then having one big page. Zackiller25 22:38, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

This is a good idea, although most of the basic tutorials are very long and would be hard to merge together. LuckyLuke 20:27, 22 August 2010 (GMT)

Make Beginner Tutorials More related to Gmod Lua

I personally think that the Tutorial page needs a real big clean-up. Some things from the articles that read more as tutorials should be moved over. Also the beginner tutorials are great but don't cover the GMod Side of things such as Addons, Sweps, Sents and all that stuff. I propose we re-orgainse it all making more Categories in this order: Programming Basics GMod Lua Basics (addons, Your first .... and such in here also a tutorial on hooks) HUD: GUI\Derma\Panels Gamemodes: Miscellaneous tutorial (for things such as The other tutorials and ClientSide hacks) Lua for Programmers

Sorry for any spelling mistakes or rookie errors. I'm new to using wikis like this --76561197998650319 03:20, 9 August 2011 (PDT)

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